OK, this isn't really a review, because I haven't finished the book. But in light of today's SCOTUS news, I wanted to recommend reading a book that may make you feel a little better about the utopian world we could live in. (JUST A NOTE, I AM NOT ACTUALLY ADVOCATING THIS HAPPEN; DON'T BE RIDICULOUS).
A few choice tweets just for good measure:
Here's the synopsis for SUPREME JUSTICE (best name ever?) by Max Allan Collins (author of Road to Perdition):
After taking a bullet for his commander-in-chief, Secret Service agent Joseph Reeder is a hero. But his outspoken criticism of the president he saved—who had stacked the Supreme Court with hard-right justices to overturn Roe v. Wade, amp up the Patriot Act, and shred the First Amendment—put Reeder at odds with the Service's apolitical nature, making him an outcast.
FBI agent Patti Rogers finds herself paired with the unpopular former agent on a task force investigating the killing of Supreme Court Justice Henry Venter. Reeder—nicknamed "Peep" for his unparalleled skills at reading body language—makes a startling discovery while reviewing a security tape: the shooting was premeditated, not a botched robbery. Even more chilling, the controversial Venter may not be the only justice targeted for death...
Is a mastermind mounting an unprecedented judicial coup aimed at replacing ultra-conservative justices with a new liberal majority? To crack the conspiracy and save the lives of not just the justices but also Reeder's own family, rising star Rogers and legendary investigator Reeder must push their skills—and themselves—to the limit.
Its available for Kindle right now at $1.99. I'm only on chapter 3, but so far it is fairly entertaining (this is my style of book: fast paced, kind of political, kind of ridiculous) and you'll get a little schadenfreude.